The average salary for a Construction Estimator is $60,043.
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Job Description for Construction Estimator
A construction estimator can be used on many types of construction jobs, from a home to a road to a waste water treatment plant. A construction estimator determines how much to budget for the job and how much to bid for it. The estimator will review the plans, visit the proposed construction site, and then estimate what it will cost to build. Sometimes after the estimator tells clients how much the plans will cost, the vision for the project changes. For example, sometimes government agencies r…Read more
Construction Estimator Tasks
- Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
- Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
- Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Estimator
The top respondents for the job title Construction Estimator are from the companies Walsh Construction Co., Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. and Drywall Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. where the average pay is $74,091. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Walsh Construction Co. and Rotolo Consultants Inc., earning around $61,544 and $58,500, respectively. Butters Group pays the lowest at around $50,000. Drywall Systems Inc. and Baldwin & Shell also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $51,101 and $52,344, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Construction Estimator
Skills in Construction Estimating and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Blueprints.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator
An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,773 based on 242 salaries. An early career Construction Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,518 based on 2,493 salaries. A mid-career Construction Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,609 based on 1,272 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,426 based on 1,219 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,920.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Construction Estimator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 19.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (9.2% less).
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